The day after Christmas, we celebrated with Ted, Bev, their children, and the grandmas, Eunice and Ruth, who are family members of Kristanne’s boys, Austin and Alec. Las Vegas is a long way to go for a visit and Murphys is much closer for them.

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Alec and Austin with cousins Abby and Daniel. (Ted is visible in he background.) The kids are sucking orange juice up through a peppermint stick “straw”.

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After dinner, the gift exchange. Grandma Eunice gave Austin what looked like a huge bag of cash. But, hidden inside the bag was a family tradition. This year Austin got “the ugly cup.”

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It has been a tradition for several generations In Eunice’s family for someone to pass on the ugly cup at Christmas. It is inscribed with these words: “I had a choice of being rich or good lookin'” Austin will now have to pass it on next year. She gave college-age grandson Alec, a gift-card of gas for his car. What clever gifts!

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The boys enjoyed the Guinness Book of World Records Austin received from his cousin Owen, who is in Italy.

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Bev and her Mom.

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Then, later in the day, Austin in his new pajamas, texting.

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Mason, texting.

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Alec texting.

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Emil texting.

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Naturally, boys love to wrestle and/or show off their strength. Alec is a student but he works full-time as a manager of a Golds Gym. So, it isn’t all texting.

Next, is Christmas with my nearby siblings.  I absolutely love the holidays and the extended family get-togethers.


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3 thoughts on “THE NEXT WAVE

  1. How wonderful you can enjoy these holidays with your family. I am envious! My son is 2500 miles away, and there are no grandchildren.

    • 2gadabout

      I am ever grateful for family, but families are smaller and more mobile. There are advantages to that, too. Happiness comes in many guises.

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration!

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